R.V. Paul Chan, MD, is a professor and vice chair of Global Ophthalmology Programs for the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary at University of Illinois at Chicago. His clinical practice focuses on vitreoretinal surgery, with an expertise in pediatric retinal disease. Dr. Chan received his bachelor of arts from the University of Pennsylvania and medical degree from the Temple University School of Medicine. After completing an ophthalmology residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical College, he went on to a fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Chan is an assistant editor for the journal Retina and remains active in a number of major ophthalmic societies as a member of the American Eye Study Club, the American Ophthalmological Society, the Retina Society, the Macula Society, the Association of Pediatric Retina Surgeons and the American Society of Retina Specialists. Dr. Chan is also an honorary member of the Thai Retina Society. He serves on the Global ONE Advisory Board and the Ethics Committee for the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). He is also on the Executive Committee for the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Chan has won numerous awards including a Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellowship, the Ronald G. Michels Foundation Fellowship, the Paul Kayser International Fellowship, the Excellence in Ophthalmology Vision Award (XOVA), the American Society of Retina Specialists Senior Honor Award, the Achievement Award and two Secretariat Awards from the AAO.